Fostering Better Communication

By providing a platform for the sharing of information, resources, communication and experiences of those living their final days fully, the vision of Life Matters Media is to create a community for ones facing the end of life and for those that care for them. Ultimately, we seek to foster a greater understanding of the capacity that end of life decisions have to nurture the human spirit.

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Personal narratives of challenges, decisions and triumphs.

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Clear, concise analysis of research impacting you and your family.

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Experts

Columnists provide multi-disciplinary expertise to help you plan ahead.

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One-stop, comprehensive aggregate of end of life issues in the media.

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President’s Report

Dear Friends,

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Last fall, Mary and I sat in the Chicago Cultural Center’s StoryCorps booth to interview each other about reasons driving our decision to do what we do. This afternoon, a segment of that interview will air on WBEZ 91.5 FM at 4:44 and 6:20. It will tell the story behind Life Matters Media and the vision that fuels our work.

That work wouldn’t be possible without supporters like you, so we thank you for all that you do. We hope you can tune in.

Next week, I’ll share another important announcement. Exciting things are happening all the time.

If you haven’t been to our website lately, here’s a look at what’s been online:

Nursing Homes Ranked As Worst Place For End Of Life Care

Illinois POLST Form Updates Signed Into Law

Study Examining For-Profit Hospices Divides Experts

Warmly,

Randi Belisomo
President and Co-Founder

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Life Matters Media’s Mission

Life Matters Media aims to be the premiere provider of information, resources and support for all involved in end of life decision-making. Through fostering better communication, we will empower the ill, aged, caregivers, surrogates and medical providers to navigate this life phase with confidence and dignity.

Life Matters Media’s Values

  • All individuals should have the ability to participate in decisions that affect their destinies.
  • Multiple and varied voices create a richer and more productive marketplace for the exchange of information.
  • A broad range of choices surrounding end of life issues exists. These choices should be considered carefully.
  • Neutral platforms are best to explore this journey and bring end of life issues to the forefront in a reflective forum.

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What’s New

ROONEYI Am The Face Of ALS: Hopes For A Good Death By John Rooney

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge became big news over the summer.

My wife, three sons and I participated in the challenge during August. For us, it was very personal.

I am a face of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. My diagnosis came in March.

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Featured News

StoryCorps Chicago: Talking About Death

Co-Founders Dr. Mary F. Mulcahy and Randi Belisomo talk about their decision to launch LMM.

Randi Belisomo Talks “Death Over Dinner” On WGN Radio

WGN RADIO

Co-Founder Randi Belisomo visited the Steve Cochran Show and spoke about caring for aging loved ones. 

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Preparing For The end: Talking Advance Care Planning On Relevant Radio

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Randi Belisomo spoke about the importance of plannng for the end of life with Sheila Liaugminas, host of A Closer Look. 

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Randi Belisomo and Loyola Bioethics Institute's Mark Kuczewski Discuss Study Findings Regarding Medical Students' Concerns about Becoming Desensitized to Dying Patients

"End of Life Care in a Changing Health Care Environment: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations" was presented to a live audience gathered at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management on November 13th.

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Life Matters Newswire

09/02/2014 - I Am The Face Of ALS: Hopes For A Good Death

By John Rooney The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge became big news over the summer. My wife, three sons and I participated in the…

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08/30/2014 - Fears Of Addiction Keep Cancer Patients From Getting Pain Relief

This piece was first published in Reuters Health. President Randi Belisomo is a contributor. Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping…

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08/28/2014 - Illinois POLST Form Updates Signed Into Law

The Illinois Legislature updated a medical order designed to travel with seriously ill patients across care settings and direct doctors to provide or…

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